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The scope of blood and plasma transfusion

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An attempt has been made to present the indications for transfusion in a dogmatic way, in the realisation that although some of the points dealt with are mildly controversial, there is much to be said for approaching so vital and often urgent a matter with definite direction rather than indefinite discourse. Stress is laid on the limitations of the method, with special reference to the response to be expected per pint transfused.

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Based on a contribution made to a symposium on “The Limitations of Intravenous Therapeutic Transfusions” at the Section of Medicine, January 17th, 1951.

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Hackett, E. The scope of blood and plasma transfusion. Ir J Med Sci 26, 145 (1951). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02955935

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